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5 Styling Tips for Your Balcony

Spruce up your space with the help of these ideas

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In the absence of a garden or patio, the balcony is the perfect spot where you can relax and entertain family and friends. The small area shouldn't limit you as there's a lot that you can do to make the most of the small space.

Turn it into a relaxing outdoor area that reflects your personality! Design consultant Grace Moslares shares these helpful insights. 

Main photo from planete-deco.fr.

Keep these tips in mind:

Choose weatherproof furniture

We live in a country where the weather is constantly changing. Given this, it's important to purchase furniture pieces that are durable and perfect for sunny and rainy days. “Choose weatherproof furniture pieces that can stand the heat as well as the rain. Pick furniture made from abaca, plastic or wrought iron pieces,” Grace suggests. If, however, your balcony is covered, feel free to place solid wood or abaca furniture pieces with cushions and pillows.

Utilize outdoor plants

Give your balcony a refreshing vibe by adding a touch of green! Check if your balcony is overly exposed to heat and rain so you can decide on which plants to choose. “If it is exposed, opt for plants that are easy to maintain and can withstand these elements such as cactus and palmeras," Grace says. However, if your balcony is hidden, try adding hanging plants such as spider plants or peace lilies.

Purchase multipurpose furniture

Maximize your balcony by opting for multipurpose furniture that can be used for seating and storage. Grace suggests having an ottoman that can also be used as storage box where you can keep extra pillows and books. Keep the balcony clutter-free by doing away with items that you do not need. 

Photo from planete-deco.fr.

Pick a theme

Your balcony is an extension of your home where you get to showcase your style. Whether you're considering a tropical-inspired or minimalist home, make sure that your outdoor space have the same elements, too for a more cohesive look. 

Showcase the things you love

Do you love to read? Turn your balcony into a cozy reading nook. If you love succulents and gardening, you may also turn it into a mini garden. Feel free to turn it into a functional area that suits your needs. 

 photo from achadosdedecoracao.blogspot.com.

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